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Meaning of ounce

ounce

Pronunciation: (ouns), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of weight equal to 437.5 grains or pound (28.349 grams) avoirdupois.
  2. a unit of 480 grains, pound (31.103 grams) troy or apothecaries' weight.
  3. a fluid ounce.
  4. a small quantity or portion.

ounce

Pronunciation: (ouns), [key]
— n.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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